That’s not what the article implies.
Good job, Microsoft.
They are the great technological leaders of our time. What happened when they bought Linux? We received the Windows Subsystem for Linux, exFAT on Linux distributions, the greatest compiler of all time (Roslyn), and of course the glorious CORE projects that power all platforms and uses (.NET Core, PowerShell Core, Linux Core, Azure Core, Ballmer Core, etc.).
Today is a true testament of all time culminating to the single point of computer science and engineering. No more will we be isolated due to our filesystems, programming language, or kernel. No more shall we utter the phrase “POSIX”, because that word is as dead as Oracle’s Unix.
Douglas MacArthur said it best: “Always there echoes and re-echoes: Duty, Honor, Country. Today marks my final roll call with you, but I want you to know that when I cross the river my last conscious thoughts will be of The Corps, and The Corps, and The Corps. I bid you farewell.”
Now, it is Microsoft echoing this sentiment: “The Core, The Core, and The Core.”
Embrace our new leaders
Extend your trust in our masters
Extinguish all fears of Microsoft
Then, when the time comes for you to cross the river of life into the beyond, your last conscious thoughts will be: The Core, The Core, and The Core.